A couple of weeks ago, Tilly injured her beak. I'm not at all sure how, but it was cracked and bleeding, and has the tip of her upper beak broken off. I didn't do anything dramatic for her, but watched to be sure she could eat and drink. The bleeding stopped pretty quickly, and her beak is healing. She can drink just fine, but eating her pellets and picking anything up -- like meal worms -- is not happening. I suspect it will be quite a while before it does happen normally again. Before subjecting her to the trauma of tube feeding, I put some pellets in a bowl and covered them with water, then just let them sit awhile. Once the pellets have soaked up all the water, I stir them up and feed them to Tilly. Of course, Hilary has to get in on it, so I make enough to be sure Tilly will get her fill. Every few days I try to give Tilly a meal worm to see if she'll eat it. She tries but can't quite handle it yet. So, she gets some egg for protein, instead. This was not a good time for a beak injury because they are molting right now, and meal worms are my chosen source of protein for them. They are the hens' choice, too, when there are no injuries. Anyway, she is on the mend and eating fine, as long as it's soft food and she can scoop instead of peck. She is otherwise fine, although neither girl is laying much. I'm assuming that's from the molting they're doing. I know beak tips can grow back, but, what I'm wondering is about how long it will be before that tip has grown back. Sorry, my phone camera doesn't take very good photos, but this is what I have right now. If you look closely, you can see where the tip of her beak is missing. Thanks much for any input.